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Milwaukee Tool makes a strong introduction into the outdoor power equipment industry with the announcement of three core landscape maintenance tools: the M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer, M18 FUEL™ Blower, and M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer. These new tools have the power to outperform competitive 18v and higher voltage solutions, and are fully compatible with more than 125 solutions on the M18™ System.
“In our constant mission to listen to our users and deliver solutions based on their needs, we spent hundreds of hours researching with landscape maintenance professionals to understand their requirements for performance, durability and ergonomics,” said Andrew Lentz, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Unwilling to settle on sub-par performance, we continued to advance our technologies until we could provide a true productivity enhancement and innovative solution. By combining three exclusive innovations – the POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, new M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 battery pack, and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence – our new Outdoor Power Equipment delivers breakthrough performance that even outperforms higher voltage cordless solutions on the market.”
M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer
The M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer has the power to clear thick brush, reaches full throttle in under 1 second, and provides up to 1 hour of run-time per charge. The motor is positioned in the rear of the trimmer to provide the best combination of power, balance, and maneuverability. Through a variable speed trigger, users can choose between Low and High. High provides the power to clear thick brush, and Low maximizes run-time while offering plenty of power for grass trimming. A 16” cutting swath trims more grass in a single pass, increasing productivity. The trimmer features a single piece, solid drive shaft that delivers more consistent power during heavy applications. A full sized head holds more line and has a metal reinforced bump knob for longer life.
M18 FUEL™ Blower
The M18 FUEL™ Blower has the power to clear from 15 ft and provides the longest, max CFM run-time. The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor and REDLITHIUM™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 Battery provide the best combination of power and run-time. The increased power can clear leaves, jobsite debris, and clippings in a single pass, and from a further distance, increasing productivity. At maximum power it can handle difficult cleanup tasks, like moving leaves from grass, for up to 20 minutes. The Blower features a variable speed trigger for increased control. The ambidextrous cruise control allows the Blower to be set to a desired power output so the user’s hand can be relaxed, reducing fatigue. At 30% quieter than gas handheld solutions, the new Blower is an excellent option for situations that require less noise, such as maintenance in the early morning or near occupied buildings.
M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer
The M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer has the power to cut ¾” branches, cuts up to 30% faster, and provides up to 2 hours of run-time per charge. The handle placement and weight distribution provide the best combination of balance and control. The 24” blade trims more material in a single pass, increasing reach and productivity, while the blade tip guard prevents damage to the property and the blades.
Similar to what Milwaukee uses in it legendary Sawzall®, a robust slider crank mechanism provides increased durability and an all-metal gear case enclosure protects the critical gear drive system from jobsite abuse.
“Simply put, you don’t see other cordless outdoor power equipment with this beast of a mechanism,” said Lentz.
From landscaping professionals to trade professionals, Milwaukee® is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. These new tools are fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 125 power tool products.
Available in January 2017, the new M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer, M18 FUEL™ Blower, and M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer are a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game-changing technology.
* M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.
M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer (2725-21HD) - $299
Cutting Swath: 14” – 16”
Line Diameter: .080”/.095”
Trigger: Variable Speed
Feed System: Bump Feed
Weight: 12.3 lbs
Includes M18 FUEL™ String Trimmer, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 Battery Pack, and Multi-Voltage Rapid Charger.
*Also available as bare tool (2725-20)
M18 FUEL™ Blower (2728-21HD) - $279
Max Air Volume: 450 CFM
Max Air Speed: 100 MPH
Noise Rating (db): 63 (ANSI B175)
Cruise Control: Yes
Weight: 8.1 lbs
Includes M18 FUEL™ Blower, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 Battery Pack, and Multi-Voltage Rapid Charger.
*Also available as bare tool (2728-20)
M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer (2726-21HD) - $299
Blade Length: 24”
Cut Capacity: 3/4”
Strokes Per Minute: 3,400
Gear Case: All-Metal
Weight: 10.9 lbs
Includes M18 FUEL™ Hedge Trimmer, (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH DEMAND™ 9.0 Battery Pack, and Multi-Voltage Rapid Charger.
*Also available as bare tool (2726-20)
Accessories Also Available
.080 x 150’ Accy Line
.095 x 250’ Accy Line
Loaded Replacement Spool
Loaded Replacement Head
For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.